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Conclaves, Pheromones and the Pure Religion

Marie Woolf | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Marie Woolf

A whole past of faith and of beauty emerges in front of our eyes thanks to watercolours brushed by a hand of an artist, responsible for love.

Andy Campbell

The DOs And DON'Ts Of Cardinal Fashion This Season (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weird News

The Good Book teaches us judge not, lest ye be judged. But we're going to break that rule to pick apart the couture of 115 stylin' high-ranking Cathol...

A Catholic Spring?

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Pope Benedict's resignation and the conclave that will convene to name his successor spark hope for a Catholic Spring that might bring the Vatican into the modern world.

5 Rome Museums To Visit While The Sistine Chapel Is Closed

Erica Firpo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Even during the frenzy of a conclave Rome has more art than clergy.

Picking The Pope: Holy Spirit Or 'Groupthink'?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) In Catholic theology, as in the popular imagination, the closed-door conclave to elect a new pope is supposed to be guided by the H...

Vietnam Cardinal Arrives, Last One In For Conclave

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The last cardinal who will participate in the conclave to elect the next pope arrived in Rome on Thursday, meaning a date can now...

A New Pope Won't Save The Sinking Ship

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Even if my dire assessment were completely off base, it would take nothing short of a miracle to avert failure for the next pope and a crisis of faith for believers.

Archbishop Of Milan Viewed As Italy's Best Hope For Pope

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

VARESE, Italy -- To illustrate that life is a journey, one of the Italian cardinals touted as a favorite to be the next pope doesn't just turn to the ...

Can Any Good Come Of It?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

We stand at a momentous time in the Church. Let us pray the cardinals who gather in conclave choose wisely and well.

Cardinals Impose Media Blackout Over Concern Of Leaks

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — In the end, American-style transparency was no match for the Vatican's obsession with secrecy. Cardinals attending closed-door d...

Latest From Rome

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

“There is still no date set for the conclave,” stated father Federico Lombardi, director of the press room for the Holy See, even before journalis...

Breaking The Catholic Silence

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Scott Janssen

Catholics are taught not to question Church authority, but how can a Catholic stay silent when its leadership advocates policy that counters basic human rights?

900 Year Old Tradition Of Priestly Celibacy May Soon Be Over

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

For over 900 years Catholic priests have practiced celibacy; but now that may be changing. After Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned over sexual misconduc...

Will Cardinals 'Subscribe' To Notre Dame's Conclave Playlist?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

While Cardinals aren’t sure of the precise date on which they’ll vote for the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, someone is at least working on the c...

Could Conservative Canadian Cardinal Be Pope?

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion

TORONTO — Cardinal Marc Ouellet once said that being pope "would be a nightmare." He would know, having enjoyed the confidence of two popes as a...

Conclave Considerations

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Patricia McGuire

A bad choice could set back the cause of the Church's renewal even more. A mediocre choice will only ensure that the Church continues to wallow in the current woes. A truly wise, visionary choice will lead the transformation of the Church to ensure its vitality for generations to come.

5 Differences Between A Catholic Pope And An Islamic Khalifa

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.03.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

When my parents enrolled me in a Catholic school in Pakistan, our neighbors expressed a concern: Will my faith be at risk because of attending a Catholic school? As it turns out, the Catholic school taught me the lost Muslim value of grappling with disagreements in a non-threatening way.

Next Pope? Cardinal Dolan Seen As 'Happy Warrior' For Church

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Challenging a White House mandate for birth control coverage in health insurance, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan sounded like a general r...

Cardinals Meet In Shadow Of Scandal, Discord And Intrigue

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Roman Catholic cardinals gathering to choose a successor to "Pope Emeritus Benedict" will be worrying about a Vatican hierarchy hit by sca...

Vatican Running Pope-less

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.01.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican took the first steps of governing a Catholic Church without a pope on Friday, making some ceremonial and practical moves t...

Vatican Plays Down Australian Cardinal Comments

AP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is playing down an Australian cardinal's comments that Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign was "slightly destabili...

Sex, Power And Scandals Loom Over Vatican Pre-Conclave Talks

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor VATICAN CITY, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The sex and power scandals haunting the Catholic Church look set to...

Conclave: Prayer Meeting Or Political Rally?

Andreas Widmer | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Andreas Widmer

The pope is chosen based on faith and reason. It's not a chess game. It's not about power. Pope is not a position that people aspire to the way they do President or CEO.

Benedict And Beyond: What’s In A Papal Name?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

When the new pope is announced, attention to the name he chooses will give precious insight into the kinds of things he will seek to appropriate from the past, to emphasize in the present, and to prioritize for the future.

Mood Darkens At Vatican

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion

* Catholic Church rules changed to allow early conclave * British cardinal resigns, will not vote for new pope * "Vatile...